"The United States is inclined to regard global politics from the point of view of a struggle for global leadership," [Alexey Pushkov of the Russian State Duma lower house International Affairs Committee] said. But fears of losing this leadership had become an obsession for Barack Obama and candidates running for presidency, he added."US suffers from ‘fading leadership syndrome’ — Russian lawmaker." Russian & India Report, 10/14/15. First published at TASS.
"I’d call this a syndrome of fading leadership," Pushkov observed. "The US is striving to view all processes through the prism of rivalry between the world’s leading countries and, first of all, through the prism of personal rivalry between the American and the Russian presidents."